DCM bankers ready deals with one eye on geopolitics

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By Morgan Davis
03 Oct 2019

International G3 currency bond issuance in Asia is set to surpass 2018’s numbers before the end of the year, as relatively stable market conditions provide borrowers with fundraising opportunities. But DCM bankers warn that things could turn in the blink of an eye, as geopolitical tensions threaten to disrupt their fourth quarter business. Morgan Davis reports.

While bond sales in the region have been strong recently, debt investors and issuers are still tiptoeing cautiously around geopolitical headlines and voicing fears that volatility could spike at a moment’s notice. Everything from the US-China trade war to Brexit and problems around Iran have people wondering when ...

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